12:29 pm Apr. 18, 2012
In his write-up of Andrew Cuomo, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell called him a "rising star" in the party and praised him for standing up to the teachers' unions and not waiting for help from "a paralyzed congress."
Rendell also signals Cuomo "must" find a way to tap into the state's natural gas—i.e. permit fracking—while ensuring environmental safety.
Also on the list is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom Robert Gates credits with boosting America's standing in the world.
Cuomo and Clinton ... hypothetical 2016 matchup ... etc. (Probably not worth saying more about that.)
The other New York political figure on the list: Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor in the southern district of New York.